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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Since football is underway or will be shortly, I thought I would start a thread for the lurkers who don't have a clue.

    Tip 1: You won't cover the big game, even if you offer to do it for free.
    Tip 2: If you're asking for advice here, you're already clueless.
    Tip 3: Try your hand at writing 60-inch gamers on beer league softball. Talent isn't required at some community rags.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I see someone began his day with a 12-pack.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't know about you, but I'm just getting started at the 60-inch mark on the beer league softball rundown.
  4. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Ummm .... what?
  5. :D :D :D
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile, the lurkers shake their heads and make mental notes to tell their friends about the morans at SportsJournalists.com.
  7. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member


    We'd be naive if we didn't think that was already happening. ;D
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Sigh. I can dream.

    Great conversation recently with a pal who is a columnist at major metro. For whatever reason, I mention SJ. He says, casually (undoubtedly hoping I would not notice his left eye twitching), 'Oh, I never look at that site, I hear it's all disgruntled copy editors and jerks.'

    And before I can tell him that some of my best friends are jerks, he says, 'And anyway, they really hate me there.'

    'How do you know?' I ask, because I've almost never seen his name mentioned here.

    'Oh, I search every few weeks, and...umm....yeah, never mind.'

    Lots of lurkers. Plenty who know how to cover an NFL game, btw.
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I suspect even some lurkers know you can't drive from Williston to Fargo in four hours, however.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sounds just like the coaches and players who never read the paper and complain about what's in it.
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Not too many morans around here. Enough morons, myself included.
  12. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

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